Our Women Who Write members have been very busy writing this past month! From poetry to short stories, essay to memoir, many of our members have been exploring the craft of writing. We have been presented with a unique opportunity to showcase and celebrate the work of some of our members at a “Mostly Memoir” reading at the Bard’s Town on Thursday, November 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Kimberly Crum and the students from her Shape & Flow Writing Studio. So many of our members have taken classes with Kim, and were planning on presenting at the Bard’s Town location, that we felt it would be a unique opportunity to hear from them. This is a one-time opportunity, and we hope that our regular monthly meeting attendees will be able to join us just about one mile down Bardstown Road at 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205. See the calendar on her website.
I also want to remind everyone that this upcoming weekend is the Writer’s Retreat at Hopscotch House. This annual weekend event is one of the exclusive benefits of membership in Women Who Write. We have been doing this for many years, and members enjoy our escape to the peace and quiet of this lovely hundred-acre farm in Jefferson county. The retreat affords the rare but welcome opportunity to simply write for hours on end—without interruption—while sharing communal meals and conversations with fellow writers. Our mid-October weekend promises wonderful weather during which to take breaks and walk the grounds of this very special farm. Women Who Write is grateful to be granted this opportunity by the Kentucky Foundation for Women who manage this amazing artist’s retreat.
Women Who Write is also still looking for board members! If you have enjoyed your time with our group and want to share your talents, please consider one of five leadership positions hold for a two-year period. Don’t be intimidated by not having served on a board before. Service to your fellow writers provides a great opportunity to learn about the many writing communities and resources that Kentucky offers. Our state has a rich and distinguished writing heritage, and many of the fine folks involved are friends of Women Who Write. The outgoing board is not going away! We will be here to provide help and direction. We all respect and enjoy the community that has grown out of Women Who Write and we invite you to consider taking a leadership role.